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Doctor insights on: Why Do Back Muscles Hurt After Consuming Alcohol

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Immediately after consuming alcohol my heart beats become very fast and I flush. It started 8 months back. It happenes when I drank brandy or whisky.

Immediately after consuming alcohol my heart beats become very fast and I flush. It started 8 months back. It happenes when I drank brandy or whisky.

If you are of: asian background, flushing reaction with rapid heart beat may be an inherited condition where alcohol is metabolized to acetaldehyde, but the enzyme which metabolizes the acetaldehyde is not as active as it should be. This condition can also occur in people not of asian descent as well. If you are on glucophage, you are diabetic, and whisky and brandy are NOT your friends. Reduce/avoid alcohol!! ...Read more

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Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?

Have had severe upper back pain for months. Worsens while lying on back or after consuming alcohol. Thoughts?

Pancreas?: How much alcohol do you consume and over how long a period? You could be suffering from pancreatitis. Pain from this organ which sits in the vicinity of your stomach radiates to the back. Go see your MD and avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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I have a small white dot on the back left side of tongue don't smoke or chew and no alcohol use showed up last night ?

I have a small white dot on the back left side of tongue don't smoke or chew and no alcohol use showed up last night ?

Small white dot: These types of situations require a one on one clinical evaluation by a local dentist. Schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I have moderate tremors and unsteady hands that seems to worsen with alcohol use. I'm cutting back to reduce the issue, but wanted what else i can do.

I have moderate tremors and unsteady hands that seems to worsen with alcohol use. I'm cutting back to reduce the issue, but wanted what else i can do.

I don't see any med': Listed for your depression. I am wondering why a 21 year old male drinks so much. Are you being treated for your depression or are you self-medicating with alcohol? If you drink excessively for that reason - you really need to get psychiatric assistance. You need a full medical exam at this point. Sounds like you need to stop drinking - not just cut back on it. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to consume alcohol when you are prescribed a steroid, ic methylprednisolone for a skin rash? What are the side affects of consuming alcohol while you are on this steroid? What would happen if you do consume alcohol while on this steroid?

Nothing: I always wonder what someone means when they say 'consuming alcohol.' if we are talking one or two social drinks a few times a week, then the answer is nothing. If we are talking about getting drunk every day, every other day, then it is not good for you or your skin. There are no specific interactions between beverage alcohol and steroids used on the skin. ...Read more

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Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

Face is hot and red after consuming alcohol just a little?

See below: Could be simple flushing but could also be a sign of incr. Acetaldehyde production which is produced in incr. Amounts from ethanol by an enzyme variant of alcohol dehydrogenase (seen especially in asian people). The "alcohol flush reaction" or "asian flush syndrome" is due to the variant enzyme that is 40-100x more efficient at converting the alcohol to acetaldehyde creating red face blotches. ...Read more

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How to prevent wetting the bed after consuming alcohol?

The fact that you: Are wetting after drinking makes it clear that there is a problem. Listen to your body. The answer is to either reduce your alcohol intake or to avoid it. ...Read more

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Should I take qutan 50 & rivotril 0.5 mg after consuming alcohol?

Should I take qutan 50 & rivotril 0.5 mg after consuming alcohol?

Depends on your goal: Serious question so bear with me. Are voices telling you to do this? If so, then, don't listen to them. If not, then, you should admit that voices were telling you to do this because the idea is BAD, BAD, & just to be sure I don't miss it- VERY BAD. I think you need to talk with someone bout why you're looking to potentially hurt yourself. How bout a glass of water to wash down them pills. ...Read more